This week’s National Safety Month focus is Prevent Falls emphasizing that most falls are preventable using certain precautions in the home and workplace. Good practical ideas are listed that can help reduce risk and hazards to prevent injuries, yet there is more that can be done that is not on the list. God’s love can protect us from slips, trips, and falls. Each day the 91st Psalm from the Bible is part of my daily prayers.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
I especially like the thought of angels bearing us up in their hands to keep us from even dashing our foot against a stone. Every protection as small or as large as needed is found in God, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being (Bible, Acts 17:28).”
Have a safe day! And let me know what you pray!